9:30 LRN Newscast

State lawmakers convene a special session today, aimed at alleviating the state’s current property insurance crisis. Since the hurricane hits of 2020 and ’21, more than 20 private property insurers have either gone insolvent or left the state; forcing tens of thousands of property owners to the state’s last-resort insurer Louisiana Citizens. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says lawmakers will consider creating a $45-million incentive fund to help attract new insurers to write policies here…:
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Not all state legislators support Donelon’s plan. Jonesboro Representative Jack McFarland (R) says the post-Katrina incentive fund brought the state only five new private insurers and two of them are no longer operating in Louisiana…:
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ULM’s new Director of Athletics will be formally introduced today. Brooke Thorington has more.
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Tonight on America’s Got Talent All-Stars on N-B-C former Angola inmate Archie Williams will sing. He spent 37 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Williams watched America’s Got Talent while at Angola and dreamed of being a contestant. He sang on the show in 2020 and he’s back again tonight…
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